Long post... But does anyone Relate?
In my experience it appears that when people find out that your an empath, the walls go up and people back away as you all mention in your posts. The majority of the world walk around with "masks" hoping that no one sees that hurt, confused, defeated, selfish, etc person that they really are. Or see the past traumas they have endured. We have a plight in society where no one wants to take a good hard look at the things they are haunted with out of fear. When people find out that we are capable of seeing....rather feeling what is behind the mask it makes them uncomfortable so pulling away becomes the automatic response. Don't take it personally, people are just not ready to see their true selves....and they don't want anyone else seeing either for fear of being vulnerable.
updated by @cat-whisperer: 08/17/17 06:54:27AM